Landmark Arabia, the Saudi arm of Landmark Group, Middle East’s leading retail and hospitality conglomerate, was recognized by the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce for implementing initiatives that align with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and places Saudization at the forefront of its hiring strategies.
The award was presented by Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Dr. Abdullah Abu Thunin, Chairman of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce Ajlan Al-Ajlan, and Vice Chairman of the Riyadh Chamber Mansour Al-Shathri.
Landmark Arabia has been certified by Great Place to Work since 2017, reflecting the organization’s dedication to building a workplace culture that prioritizes empowerment, respect and trust.
With a strong presence in Saudi Arabia, the retailer’s success is attributed to its highly skilled and dedicated workforce. Landmark Arabia has implemented several initiatives and programs throughout the past couple of years to keep engaging and motivating its employees.
Talent development and employee growth are foundational to Landmark Arabia’s strategy. Over the past year, the company has held 11 training programs for its employees, each receiving the industry-acclaimed Brandon Hall Excellence Award for the successful deployment of these programs with tools that achieve measurable results. Of these, 10 programs were delivered in the Kingdom to train nearly 14,000 of their Saudi national team members. With a clear focus on attracting and retaining local talent, Landmark Group, the parent company, has grown its GCC workforce to a 27,000-strong retail community.
“Ever since its inception in 1973, integrity, innovation and entrepreneurship have been at the heart of our organization’s core values. They go hand in hand and are embedded in our DNA at every level, business and function — allowing us to reinvent, upskill and redefine ourselves to further enhance our capabilities,” said Yasser Alqahtani, head of HR, Landmark Arabia.
“As we evolved with our teams, we identified the need to connect more. This led to the launch of the Landmark Happiness Movement in 2017. We believe that such initiatives not only empower employees but also let them know that we care about their professional growth and journey with Landmark Arabia.”
“We are very proud of our team’s developmental milestones and are grateful to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development and the Chamber of Commerce for their constant support toward furthering our contribution to Saudi Vision
2030,” Alqahtani added.
The company also launched two intensive career initiatives, namely the “First Time Manager in the KSA” and Area Manager Development programs, to upskill and empower its Saudi employees and enable them to take on future leadership roles.
The programs are bilingual and have been carefully curated to introduce the concepts of effective leadership through guidance on mastering practical leadership styles and building effective connections, as well as having career discussions.
The programs are aligned with the Human Capability Development Program and the overarching Vision 2030, which aims to equip and empower Saudi citizens with the required capabilities to compete in both the local and global markets.
Landmark Arabia’s retail offerings include more than 10 homegrown brands, namely Styli, Centrepoint, Babyshop, Shoemart, Lifestyle, Splash, Max, Home Centre, Home Box, Shoexpress, and hospitality brands such as Fitness First and Zafran — all of which are household names in Saudi Arabia.